Career Change Dogs: If you are interested in providing a loving pet home to one of our Career Change Dogs, please visit the Career Change Dogs page to find out more information.

If you are interested in applying for a Saint Francis Service Dog, please click on the link below to download the Service Dog Application or call the Saint Francis office at 540-342-3647 to have one mailed to you. Mail your completed form with the application fee to Saint Francis. Once Saint Francis receives your completed application for a service dog, you will be contacted to begin the screening process.

Service Dog Application

If you are interested in more information about a Saint Francis Service Dog, please visit the Service Dogs page.


If you are a veteran and are interested in applying for a Saint Francis Veteran Dog, please click on the links below to download the Service Dog Application and Medical Authorization Form or call the Saint Francis office at 540-342-3647 to have them mailed to you. Mail your completed forms with the application fee to Saint Francis. Once Saint Francis receives your completed application for a service dog, you will be contacted to begin the screening process. *Note: We suggest that you also contact your local VA rehabilitaton specialist to ensure that you receive all the services you are entitled to and that there is a coordination of services.

Service Dog Application

Medical Release Authorization Form

If you are interested in more information about a Saint Francis Veteran Dog, please visit the Veterans Dogs page.


If you are interested in applying for a Saint Francis Facility Dog for your health care, education, visitation or courtroom work environments, click on the link below to download an application form or call the Saint Francis office at 540-342-3647 to have one mailed to you. Once Saint Francis receives your completed service dog form and application fee, you will be contacted to begin the screening process.

Facility Dog Application

If you are interested in more information about a Saint Francis Facility Dog please visit the Facility Dogs page.

For questions or additional information about applying for a Saint Francis Service Dog contact Cabell Youell at youell@saintfrancisdogs.org or call 540.342.DOGS (3647).

How To Apply
Saint Francis strives to assist people with a wide range of disabilities. If you have questions regarding your ability to utilize a service dog, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Like most service dog organizations, Saint Francis maintains a waiting list. The sooner you successfully complete the screening and orientation process, the more quickly you can be considered for a Saint Francis Service Dog.
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Please Note: Currently Saint Francis Service Dogs is not accepting new applications for service or facility dogs. If you are interesting in being notified when applications are being accepted again, please fill out this Contact Information Form and submit it. Those interested in applying will be notified of openings to apply in the order that Contact Information Forms were received. Thank you!